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Australian Couple Who Lost Children In MH17 Blame Trump For Not Confronting Putin

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 07:31

Russia has repeatedly denied any involvement in the destruction of the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down by a Russian missile over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing 298 passengers and crew.

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Alabama's GOP Rep. Martha Roby Wins Primary Runoff

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 07:12

She faced a number of primary challengers last month over a pledge she made in 2016 not to vote for then-candidate Trump. The president endorsed her in the runoff against challenger Bobby Bright.

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Thai Cave Rescue: Boys And Coach Speak To Press As They Leave Hospital

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 07:07

The 12 members of the Wild Boar soccer team and their coach who were trapped in a cave together for two weeks are set to go home from the hospital.

French Butchers Ask For Protection After Threats From Violent Vegans

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 05:27

Butchers are an integral part of French life, and are known for carefully sourcing their meat. But now some are being targeted by extreme vegans who use violence to draw attention to their cause.

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Empowering Kids In An Anxious World

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 05:09

Teen depression and anxiety rates have been rising for years, and two new books offer advice to parents and caregivers.

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Medicaid Under The Influence: How Drugmakers Sway Medication Options For Patients

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 05:00

Drug companies have infiltrated nearly every part of the process that determines how their drugs will be covered by Medicaid, an investigation by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity finds.

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Lawsuit Says Migrants Were Subjected To Dirty Detention Facilities, Bad Food And Water

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 04:44

In interviews that appear in the suit filed by the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, detainees also reported not being allowed to shower for days and sleeping in overcrowded rooms.

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Tenants Sue Kushner Cos. For Alleged Harassment, N.Y. Governor Launches Probe

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 23:26

Current and former tenants say the company exposed them to toxic dust, noise and rats, forcing them out of their rent-stabilized apartments and making way for luxury-condo buyers.

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Former Equestrian Says She Sprayed Pig's Blood In Lover's Home As Revenge For Affair

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 18:22

In May, Lizzie Purbrick discovered her beau, a member of the British Parliament, was cheating. With the help of a butcher, she struck back. Now she's been sentenced to community service.

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Nelson Mandela's Prison Letters: 'One Day I Will Be Back At Home'

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 18:03

The late South African leader would have turned 100 on Wednesday. As part of the commemorations, a new book brings together many of the deeply personal letters he wrote during his 27 years in prison.

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Fed's Powell Says A Long Trade War Could Hurt U.S. Economy

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 17:17

A long trade war that results in higher, broader tariffs "will be bad for our economy and for other economies too," Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said at a Senate hearing Tuesday.

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Dark Money Groups Get A Little Darker, Thanks To IRS

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 16:44

Advocates say it's a First Amendment issue. Critics say it's opening the door to secret money from foreign sources.

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'Better Than Super': Russia Reacts To Trump-Putin Summit In Helsinki

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 16:33

Some Russian commentators and politicians rejoiced after Monday's meeting between the two leaders. One columnist even calling it "another small miracle."

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Texas Man Found Guilty Of Hate Crime For Burning Mosque

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 14:00

When fire devastated the Victoria Islamic Center last year, an outpouring of support followed, with neighboring Jewish and Christian congregations offering to host Muslim services.

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Amid Electricity Cuts, Anti-Government Unrest Grows In Southern Iraq

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 13:48

The protests sweeping Basra and other southern provinces in the past week threaten to destabilize Iraq's caretaker government.

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In Face Of Protectionism, EU And Japan Sign Huge Open-Trade Deal

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 13:01

Japan and the European Union have signed an agreement that creates an open trade zone for 600 million people. The parties account for approximately one-third of GDP worldwide.

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OPINION: The United States And Russia Aren't Allies. But Trump And Putin Are

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 12:35

Monday's Trump-Putin summit was not a meeting between adversaries, writes Brookings Institution senior fellow Robert Kagan. It was a meeting between allies, with convergent interests and common goals.

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Scientists Hunt A Test To Diagnose Chronic Brain Injury In Living People

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 12:32

Doctors are closer to a test in live brains that could help diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease that's been linked to concussions and other repeated brain assaults.

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More Screen Time For Teens Linked To ADHD Symptoms

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 12:25

A new study finds that teens who engage in frequent texting, social media use and other online activities daily are more likely to develop symptoms of ADHD.

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Usain Bolt Looks To Strike Twice: In Talks To Join Pro Soccer Team In Australia

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 12:14

After the news emerged, numerous sponsorship bids – and even an offer of a place for the champion sprinter to stay – quickly followed, the team says.

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